Alex Stepheson again led the way for the Bolts with 21 points and 15 rebounds to help his team maintain an unblemished record with 4 victories in 4 starts.
Baser Amer also shone brightly with a double-double performance of his own with 17 markers and 11 boards, to go with his 6 assists.
Meralco was leading by 10 points going to the final 2 minutes, but Rain or Shine mounted a huge rally that cut the Bolts’ lead to 83-85 just 40 seconds to go....
In the 4:30 p.m. curtain raiser, NLEX and Mahindra are out to barge into the winning column after both teams suffered 2 straight setbacks.
Meralco is currently tied with idle Alaska atop the standings with 2-0 records, after successive wins by the Bolts over NLEX and Mahindra....
MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.
According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.
The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....
The former Ateneo de Manila University forward settled for six points and five rebounds in over 23 minutes of playing time, while all of their other starters scored at least 12 points.
Yet all six of those points came in a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, when Meralco seized control of the game for good....
MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts used a balanced effort and a huge fourth-quarter run to defeat the NLEX Road Warriors, 91-84, and earn a share of the early lead in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Five players scored in double-digits for Meralco, led by Jared Dillinger's 20 points. Import Alex Stepheson had 18 points, 24 rebounds, and four blocks to again anchor the Bolts' defense, and Chris Newsome had 15 points.
After taking a two-point lead, 69-67, at the end of the third quarter, Meralco went all-Filipino to start the payoff period and promptly scored 12 unanswered points to take complete control of the game, 81-67....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup||4||0||1.000|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||3||8||0.273||11th|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||13||10||0.565||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||4th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||7th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|